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Slow Computer, COMBOFIX


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#1 PEGGIE47

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

I was recently advised by my "computer guru" to download something called ComboFix, thru this website to possibly fix why my computer is running so slowly. I clicked on the "download" button, it said it was downloading. About 45 minutes later, it STILL said it was downloading. He had told me it could take up to a half hour to RUN the program but didn't say it would take that long or longer just to download it. Is there something wrong with the download or was that really the "running" mode?? Please forgive me if this is the wrong forum to ask this question, I'm new to this forum stuff.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

Combofix is not meant to "fix" general computer problems.

ComboFix is a program, created by sUBs, that scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

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From sUBs:
Combofix was designed to scan a computer for known malware, spyware (SurfSideKick, QooLogic, and Look2Me as well as any other combination of the mentioned spyware applications) and remove them.

http://download.cnet.com/Combofix/3000-8022_4-75221073.html

There are other things you can do to try to cure the slowness.

Start by reading this http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/87058/slow-computerbrowser-check-here-first;-it-may-not-be-malware/

Have you run antivirus and malware scans?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:52 PM

Additonally...it might help if we can gather some data on your system.

 

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.

 

Checkmark the following checkboxes:

  List last 10 Event Viewer log

  List Installed Programs

  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.

 

Click Go and paste the content into your next post.

 

Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.  Do not copy/paste data from the report.

 

Louis

 

Title edited to focus on situation.


Edited by hamluis, 04 April 2013 - 04:53 PM.





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